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Uche Secondus accuses Nyesom Wike of orchestrating political tension in Rivers State

Former PDP Chairman alleges FCT Minister's interference in Rivers politics amid feud with Governor Fubara, triggering contentious atmosphere.

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In a dramatic twist to the political saga unfolding in Rivers State, former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has leveled serious accusations against the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike. Secondus claims that Wike is the mastermind behind the current charged political climate in the state, implicating him in a web of manipulation and discord.

Secondus’s allegations come amidst an escalating feud between Wike and the Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara. The former PDP chairman suggests that Wike’s motivations stem from his thwarted attempts to access the state’s revenue coffers, purportedly blocked by Governor Fubara’s administration.

According to Secondus, Wike has deployed his aides and political allies to orchestrate a campaign aimed at destabilizing the peace and progress of Rivers State. He alleges that Wike’s strategy involves relentless media attacks on Governor Fubara and other state leaders, branding them as unwarranted and diversionary.

In response to these accusations, Wike has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, asserting that he has never sought worship or undue allegiance from Governor Fubara or anyone else in the state. Speaking at an event honoring former Senator George Senior in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area, Wike emphasized the importance of mutual respect and appreciation in politics, dismissing claims of coercion or manipulation.

The rift between Wike and Fubara has further deepened with recent public statements from both parties. While Fubara has asserted his autonomy and refusal to “worship any man,” Wike has expressed bewilderment at the notion of worship, attributing his actions to gratitude and appreciation rather than coercion.

Addressing the people of Ogu-Bolo, Wike commended their unity and resilience in the face of political divisions, urging forgiveness for any perceived wrong judgments. He acknowledged the fallibility of human judgment and expressed remorse for any unintended consequences of his actions.

However, Wike took a moment to jest at Fubara’s claims of financial generosity towards lawmakers, suggesting surprise at the revelation of Fubara’s purported wealth and influence.

As the political drama continues to unfold in Rivers State, the accusations and counter-accusations between Secondus, Wike, and Fubara underscore the complexities of power dynamics and governance in Nigeria. Amidst the turmoil, the state’s citizens await clarity and resolution, hoping for a return to stability and progress in their beloved state.

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